2 thoughts on “What do you think about the iTunes MiniStore?

  1. It’s just another option to turn off. I was never concerned that it was ‘spy’
    ware, and was surprised anyone has made any big deal out of it.

    John Gruber said it best at Daring Fireball (edit)

    "Apple’s mistake wasn’t that they added spyware to iTunes, because they
    didn’t, but rather that the way the feature was introduced made it possible to
    be misconstrued as spyware. How do I turn this off? When I turn off the
    display of the MiniStore, does that stop the transmission of information? Does
    Apple keep this information about my listening habits? The answers to these
    questions were not apparent.

    I think the explanation is simply that the iTunes team didn’t anticipate that
    the MiniStore feature could be misconstrued — they knew it wasn’t the least
    bit nefarious, and assumed users would trust them."

    http://daringfireball.net/2006/01/itunes_ministore

  2. It’s just another option to turn off. I was never concerned that it was ‘spy’
    ware, and was surprised anyone has made any big deal out of it.

    John Gruber said it best at Daring Fireball (edit)

    "Apple’s mistake wasn’t that they added spyware to iTunes, because they
    didn’t, but rather that the way the feature was introduced made it possible to
    be misconstrued as spyware. How do I turn this off? When I turn off the
    display of the MiniStore, does that stop the transmission of information? Does
    Apple keep this information about my listening habits? The answers to these
    questions were not apparent.

    I think the explanation is simply that the iTunes team didn’t anticipate that
    the MiniStore feature could be misconstrued — they knew it wasn’t the least
    bit nefarious, and assumed users would trust them."

    http://daringfireball.net/2006/01/itunes_ministore

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